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Monday, October 31, 2011

Time is of the Essence

Hey 255 Rockstars!  Your Lab C lessons have been up and running for some time now, and they are probably going a lot faster than you expected them to.  With that being said, it is crucial to manage the short time you have, wisely.  For those of you that have already gone, you all have great ideas and you all seem to be comfortable teaching, but some of you may not be satisfied with how it has gone.  So, for those of you that have not gone yet, you might need to think about how you can get your students to participate in activity time sooner.  Do not be afraid to take a look at your watch during your lesson.  Maybe at the 3-minute mark, get the class moving with some activities.  For those who have taught your Lab C already, remember that Lab D is just around the corner.  It is time to prepare.  You get more time, so start coming up with ideas of how you are going to increase the activity time.  This is why we record the lesson.  It allows you to reflect on what needs work.  You are here to become a better teacher with every lesson, so take advantage of it.

Also, you may have all been surprised with the students "misbehaving" in class, and the students with "disabilities."  Be prepared to expect anything.
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